Does any one know why we have season changes

United States
May 9, 2011 9:37pm CST
like spring summer fall and winter in some states and in other state its hot all year round i know this is dumb question but just want to see what others think
4 responses
@megamatt (14327)
• United States
10 May 11
You know, where I live, we only seem to have two seasons. Summer and Winter. The change of the season really does not seem to apply right here. Given the fact that two days ago, it was rather cold at night with the windows shut. Now, it is rather warm, humid, hot even, with ninety degree temperatures forecasted for the rest of the week. I think the seasons are just in place, because that's the way things have been. There has always been a Spring, a Summer, a Fall, and a Winter. A lot has to do with the path of the Earth, as it travels around the sun throughout the year. That is one element of life that has not changed, so the seasons are going to be charted as it has. Even though there are many people who feel as if there have been one or maybe two seasons a year.
10 May 11
Meteorology 101? It depends on where the state is in relation to the equator (and thus how much the Earth's tilt affects the density of atmosphere through which the sun's heat must pass), how far the nearest very large body of water is (since that's the main source of evaporated water for rain/etc. and also is cooler than land, which heats up faster), the geographic layout (mountains, plains, etc.) and a whole bunch of other stuff. Plants and animals have a built-in season detector that can be fooled by bizarre weather conditions (like hedgehogs who breed in the wrong month just 'cos it's warm or animals that come out of hibernation too early, etc.).
• Philippines
10 May 11
I think that the seasons are a part of nature and perhaps the only one, well not one but two personas, know who season really works. First is Mother Nature, who is up to this day, still is mysterious and has too many secrets to tell us humans about her bounty all over the world. The second is, if you believe, is God. He is called the Architect of Creation, so I think He has hand in this season business. But even if we cannot get hold of those said two peronas, I think you will agree with me that the season are wonderful to watch and experience (except of course for the problems associated with each season). Seasons also are a example of change, a phase which always happens in our lives, whether we like it or not. Enjoy the seasons and be awe in the mysteries of the world!
@naija4real (1293)
10 May 11
Every thing on earth has it time and season. A time to sow and a time to reap. A time to be born and a time to die. So it is following the natural law of nature.